It’s that time of year in San Diego County where the Santa Ana winds are up which could bring on fires. We are always told to be prepared. Shannon Anderson of Total K9 Training wants to remind you to include your pets in your preparations.

Shannon shares a short list that she maintains for her dogs all the time in one general location so they are easy to grab.

-Extra leashes and collars with extra ID tags, lost dog flier, current copy of immunization records, week’s worth of dry food kept in an air tight container, wet food, medications, water/bowls, treats, crates, poop bags, bandanas for air quality and a first aid kit.

In addition, Shannon stresses the importance of having a backup plan knowing where your dogs can go if you can’t bring them with you. Visit or email Shannon at with questions.